Diversity and Equity Committee

The Diversity and Equity Committee will work in partnership with faculty, administrators, students, staff and the external community to encourage, achieve and sustain diversity and equity. To that end, we will model meaningful exchange and full community participation among people of all backgrounds and circumstances thereby establishing diversity as a core value at Xavier University.


The Diversity and Equity Committee (DEC) is charged by the President with facilitating and advocating for the institutional support of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, in conjunction with the Assistant to the President for Diversity and Equity. It will issue a summary and evaluation of institutional progress under the Plan, along with recommendations for improvement, in an annual report to the President.

The DEC will also serve as a sounding board for the campus community on matters related to the climate for diversity. In that capacity, it will regularly solicit information regarding the campus climate from various campus constituencies and the campus as a whole and issue findings and recommendations for improvement in its annual report to the President.